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GoPhillies

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1261 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: music

I am in the process of finishing up my current project which is a small box. I am trying a lot of “new” techniques (for me) on this box and the whole process has been a lot of fun. I noticed as I was working and listening to my iPod that certain songs/music just seemed to blend right in with the task at hand. Made me think, what music do others find “inspirational” while woodworking. For me, I found that listening to Derek & the Dominos, Key to the Highway made a tricky glue up just fit together perfectly…..Slowhand just made it easier.


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brianinpa

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#1 posted 1261 days ago

If I am working on wood – Country
If I am working on the bike – Classic Rock
If I am working on my wife’s nerves – Heavy Metal!!!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Resurrected

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#2 posted 1261 days ago

Simply Country.

-- Who can I block now???????????????????????

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GoPhillies

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#3 posted 1261 days ago

Have never been a country music guy but two quick votes….might have to give it a try.

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brunob

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#4 posted 1261 days ago

Classical or Gospel.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1261 days ago

I love music. I love it so much that I am afraid I will be distracted while operating something with a spinning, flesh hungry blade. No music in the shop for me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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JOEY B

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#6 posted 1261 days ago

I allways have the CD or radio going . It helps me slow down after a hard day at work. K-LOVE radio, you should try it out.

-- Tools tools and more tools its funny when we go in a store for anything we always look at the tools

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bigike

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#7 posted 1261 days ago

anything and everything, I have a basement shop so it’s kinda hard to get a station in on the radio but most of the time I get 94.5, kiss 108, and I think 106.7. I have CDs too that I put on there old skool though 90’s mostly.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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pastorglen

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#8 posted 1261 days ago

That’s a great question.

When I was pretty young, my dad would listen to a gospel radio station in his wood shop. I remember cutting out a duck on an old scroll saw and listening to a program called “The Children’s Bible Hour” from Grand Rapids, Michigan. 40 years later, I can still hear that program when I’m working in my shop.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 1261 days ago

Just as long as you don’t listen to “Peter and the Wolf” on a table saw without SawStop technology.

<ducks>

Seriously, I focus on the project, and wear earmuffs. Music can be right for the moment, and I really enjoy it, but I need muffs with music to make it right, and haven’t the dough for that yet.

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Dave

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#10 posted 1261 days ago

Talk radio, Golden oldies, big hair rock, country, jazz, blues—oughhh I like most all music but I cant get into what my teenage daughters listen to. You know I am beginning to understand my parents more and more. That in itself is scary. Thanks Dad. Mom I’ll put on some Dean Martin for you. ;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Verna

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#11 posted 1261 days ago

I use Work Tunes Ear Muffs and listen to my iPod. Rock and Roll from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, a bit of the 80’s. I always have music playing and it’s nice to get some ear protection from the Dust Collector and the other tools.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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thiel

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#12 posted 1261 days ago

Really depends what I’m doing. For milling, it’s hard stuff like JET. For paring, I’m looking at James Taylor. For puttering, it’s NPR.

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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David175

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#13 posted 1261 days ago

I like both kinds of music….country and western

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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Don

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#14 posted 1261 days ago

Rock And Roll. Mostly the heavy stuff since it’s the only thing that I can hear over the machines.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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Planeman40

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#15 posted 1261 days ago

For us old codgers its hard to find music and anything else to listen to we like. I have finally solved this.

There is a website where old music and old radio programs abound and you can listen and download it all for FREE. It is the Internet Archive at http://www.archive.org/index.php. The music is at http://www.archive.org/browse.php?field=subject&mediatype=audio&collection=78rpm, the old time radio is at http://www.archive.org/browse.php?field=subject&mediatype=audio&collection=oldtimeradio. If it isn’t here it doesn’t exist! I have downloaded enough stuff to last me for years! I put it all on CD-ROMS for use in the radio/player below.

Also, as my shop is in the basement I get complaints from upstairs if I play the radio loud or run loud machinery after about 10 PM. I’m a night owl and like to keep working. I can’t run machinery but I can still get a lot done if I am quiet. So I have purchased two items that make life enjoyable.

1. A boom-box style radio that can play MP-3 recorded CD-ROMs ($40)

2. A nice device made by Sony ($50) that plugs into the back of the above radio (earphone plug) and broadcasts (wireless) throughout the basement to a set of nice earphones I wear. I can listen to whatever I want as loud as i want and not disturb anyone. I can also walk around the shop freely without dragging a wire.

I now listen to great old jazz and Amos ‘n Andy all night long and work away!

Planeman

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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